Homer Features

  • Now that Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell has ordered Mt. McKinley be renamed Denali, will other prominent Alaska geographic features be next? The renaming of a mountain with a dead guy’s moniker on it to an indigenous name does raise the question of other appellations. Ahem, like Homer....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:46am
  • I’ve been doing a lot of looking around this week, looking to see what is still in bloom, lots actually. At first I was skeptical that anything much is still hanging in there. That the plants had such an early start and bloomed their hearts out and that would be that. ...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 9:17am
  • Alice’s Champagne Palace 195 E. Pioneer Ave. Homer Halibut Festival Buoy Art by various artists 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception Buoys decorated by artists for the first Homer Halibut Festival are on display. Art Shop Gallery 202 W. P...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:59am
  • As the summer tourist season winds down after Labor Day on Monday, First Friday goes out with a bang. Along with the usual gallery openings and another Paint In at the Homer Elks Lodge, openings this weekend include two ocean-themed art shows....

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:58am
  • Life can often take unexpected turns when the best laid plans give way to unforeseen opportunities. Thomas Lauderdale, 45, learned this first hand at the outset of his political career. Lauderdale had planned to pursue political office, but would instead go on to found the world-renowned music group...

    Thu, 09/03/2015 - 8:57am
  • Body movement class set to start Sept. 16 An Insightful Body Movement class starts Sept. 16 at the Homer Council on the Arts for people with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, the after effects of stroke or tremors. Taught by Dotti Harness-Foster and Cathy Stingley, the exercise pr...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:13am
  • Body movement class set to start Sept. 16 An Insightful Body Movement class starts Sept. 16 at the Homer Council on the Arts for people with Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, the after effects of stroke or tremors. Taught by Dotti Harness-Foster and Cathy Stingley, the exercise pr...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 10:13am
  • The other day the Betster ran into a friend who has toiled for decades in the visitor industry. Oddly enough, she was not chained to the counter at her way-cool shop on the Spit, but out and about in the middle of the day. As if reading the Betster’s mind, she smiled, and said, “Late August.” ...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:32am
  • Volunteers with the Woodard Creek Coalition on Sunday paint a swath of blue on Pioneer Avenue near Bartlett Street to show where Woodard Creek passes under the road. The coalition has been working to increase awareness of and protect the creek, with plans to daylight or expose the creek in s...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:01am
  • How does a musician born into a famous musical family craft his own voice? This Sunday, Homer can see and hear how Rufus Wainwright has done that when the singer-songwriter performs at the Mariner Theatre. Wainwright is the headline act in a show that includes special guest performances by some of h...

    Thu, 08/27/2015 - 9:00am

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